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A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf Speaking of making good art, Woolf’s series of lectures delivered to girls is, as far as I’m concerned, one of the best commentaries on fiction there is.

A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf.  Paul Hogarth illustrated cover.

Virginia Woolf: A Room of One’s Own

A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf. An extended essay from a series of lectures. "Give her a room of her own and five hundred a year, let her speak her mind and leave out half that she now puts in, and she will write a better book one of these days.

A Selection Of Novels For Math Lovers. Maths and literature, or more broadly sciences and arts, are too often presented as separate, or opposites. But when they fuse and combine the results can be beautifully challenging, or perhaps excitingly absurd. Here are a selection of favourite maths-themed novels and stories:

A Selection Of Novels For Maths Lovers

Fishpond Australia, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Sir Tenniel (Illustrated ) Lewis Carroll. Buy Books online: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, ISBN Sir Tenniel (Illustrated by) Lewis Carroll

13 Short Stories with unexpected twists. So I can start reading again (short-attention-span internetdisease).

13 Short Stories With Unexpectedly Shocking Twists

Full online text of The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Other short stories by Charlotte Perkins Gilman also available along with many others by classic and contemporary authors.

#tolkien  This was my first Tolkien read. This is what it looked like. Hardback, wrapped in that protective library plastic. I read the 3 Rings that followed it. I fell in love. Don't get me wrong, I loved the movies. But the books... Let's just say I loved Tolkien before he was a big production.

Sept. 21, 1937: The Hobbit Opens Up a Brave New World

I am an LOTR freak! I love Tolkien I read as much about him as I can, and really admire his work. The Hobbit is my favorite book by Tolkien.

Les Miserables

Victor Hugo: Les Misérables<<< i love les mis. This is perfect!

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10 Totally Freaky Books Perfect For Halloween

My name is Elizabeth Anne Hawksmith, and my age is three hundred and eighty-four years. If you will listen, I will tell you a tale of witches. The Witch's Daughter - Paula Brackston.

thepreppyyogini:    What we owe to Shakespeare….and these are just a minimum.

The Things We Say Today Which We Owe To Shakespeare. This shows me I actually can quote some Shakespeare; see prior list item to know and quote Shakespeare

“No, that is the great fallacy: the wisdom of old men. They do not grow wise. They grow careful.”

A Farewell to Arms - Ernest Hemingway. A story of a wounded American lieutenant in the ambulance corps during the Italian campaigns of WWI. It is semi-autobiographical, capturing some of Hemingway's own relationship with nurse Agnes Von Kurowsky.

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy | If you can forgive the several hundred pages about farming, (and you probably should), Anna Karenina is, as Nabokov once said, “a flawless book,” a masterpiece of intrigue, seduction, adultery, suicide, and grand, life-ruining passions, all told while Russia was on the brink of massive social transformation. It’s mesmerizing and frank and reading 800-page Tolstoy novels in public rarely fails to impress.

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